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The queue jumpers of India

Kanika Datta reflects on Indians and our relationship with snaking queues from the license raj to demonetisation. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised......

Chavan backtracks on controversial taxi permit law

Under fire for his government's decision to give licenses only to those taxi drivers who know Marathi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Thursday backtracked, saying taxi drivers should......

Don't know Marathi? No taxi permit for you in Maha

In a Raj Thackeray-type move, the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party government in Maharashtra on Wednesday decided to give new taxi licenses to only those persons who are well versed in Marathi......

'India, US must counter Pak terrorists'

'What is the ISI doing and why can't they understand for their own interest that bringing stability to the region will help all the countries become prosperous, whereas a continuation of incitement......

Reforms won't be easy or painless!

'Let us also not expect that there will be a clean break with the past much though the new government might like to think about it. In a functional democracy that is neither feasible nor desirable.......

Rahul Bajaj's quick ride back into the Licence Raj era

The Licence Raj did not always mean that there was no competition - in the seventies there were half-a-dozen two-wheeler manufacturers - Ideal Java, Enfield, Rajdoot of Escorts and Lambretta -......

Raghuram Rajan must stay on as RBI Governor!

'The 'Off-with-Rajan's-head' brigade bases its arguments on mistaken beliefs, erroneous causalities, and even downright prejudice,' says banker S Muralidharan.   For long I have been an......

'Delhi Metro broke my pessimism about India's future'

  Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Tuesday complimented the Delhi Metro for its ‘incredible feat’ in laying an efficient urban transportation network in the city and......

Rajan says India must avoid 'layers' of checks

India must strengthen its government and regulatory capabilities but must also resist bringing in "layers and layers of checks and balances" that hinder the state's normal functions, Reserve Bank......

'Speed money' puts brakes on India's retail growth

India is the next great frontier for global retailers, a $500 billion market growing at 20 per cent a year. Hong-Kong entrepreneur Ramesh Tainwala spent 18 months operating branded clothing retail......

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